START: June 8, 2009
FINISH: June 13, 2009 (Actual Knitting: 4 days)
PATTERN: Mommes Lysedug by Christine Duchrow
MATERIAL: 9.1 skeins (865 yards) of Lily Sugar’n Cream Stripes 23143 (Country Stripes) Sadly, last few balls are different than first batch used–they were the reason I chose it in the first place. Latter balls were much pale in comparison. I’ll pay more attention next time when using this brand.
NEEDLES: US 10 (6.0MM) and 7 (4.5MM)
MEASUREMENT: 58″ blocked; 48″ pre-block
COMMENTS: Design is awesome. Pattern is well written. I’d have preferred it charted. Overall, it’s a quicky, easy, fun, and enjoyable knit to keep me interested. Blocking is easy peasy even…just follow the points.
MODIFICATION: Picot Bind-Off in smaller needle–very slow process but worth every bit of time spent. Scalloped edging added a special touch of sweetness I so adore.
Here are some shots of my favorite Summertime aka Springtime Swirl:
Hope you become inspired to knit some lace this month. I’d LOVE to see your works in progress or finished lace objects!!!